Microsoft launched Advanced Threat Protection for SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business, and Teams on December 5. It’s good to have extra anti-malware capabilities, but ATP requires Office 365 E5 or an extra add-on, so it might be out of the reach of some tenants. And it’s all about SharePoint – Teams is just there because Teams can store documents.
In today’s Ask the Admin, Russell Smith shows you how you can manage the new OneDrive Files On-Demand feature in the Fall Creators Update.
Adding a secondary administrator to OneDrive For Business in Office 365 is a very common ask for an Office 365 Administrator. Fortunately, this task can be achieved in at least 4 different ways as this article describes.
Microsoft will release Office 365 multi-geo tenants to general availability in early 2018. You can then deploy Exchange Online, OneDrive for Business, and (later) SharePoint Online across multiple Office 365 datacenter regions. It’s good for data sovereignty, but won’t solve network problems.
Office 365 allows you to block a user when necessary, as when someone is leaving the organization. You can also initiate a forced sign-out, but the option to do so is buried in the user’s OneDrive for Business settings, which seems like a logical place to find it!
If you use Office 365 and store documents in SharePoint or OneDrive for Business, the Office applications can autosave as you work to ensure that you never lose any content. It’s a good idea and the implementation works well. But I have a slight nagging doubt about the network impact for some tenants.
The European Union will introduce the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) in May 2018. The intention is to deliver better protection for personal data, which is laudable. Like with many regulations, the problems arise in implementation. Office 365 holds a lot of personal data, so Office 365 tenants must cope with GDPR.
Gartner’s recent SWOT analysis of Office 365 contains some interesting thoughts and observations. I do not agree with them all because I think some of their thinking is a little dated, but it is always interesting to read what Gartner is whispering into the ears of their customers.
Backup solutions for Office 365 are available from many ISVs. However, six years after the Office 365 launch, no product exists that takes a comprehensive and integrated approach to Office 365 applications.
Jussi Roine discusses Microsoft’s announcement that Docs.com is being phased out.
Microsoft has released the latest sharing experience for SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business. Find out why Juan Carlos Gonzalez Martin thinks this version is more intuitive and easy to use.
Learn about the many new features and updates announced at the SharePoint Virtual Summit event that are going to make my, your, and our client’s lives easier, efficient, and fun!
As part of the Office 365 data governance framework, tenants can now create retention policies that apply to the mailbox and team site belonging to Office 365 Groups. The process is quite straightforward, but some gotchas exist that you need to think about!